• Oscar Booker, training instructor for the Multiple Launch Rocket System in the Missile Electronics Training Department, shakes hands with Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling, the Army's deputy commander for initial military training. Looking on are Col. Howard Merritt, commander of the 59th Ordnance Brigade, and Billy Blount, chief of training management division for the school.

    INSTRUCTOR APPRECIATION

    Oscar Booker, training instructor for the Multiple Launch Rocket System in the Missile Electronics Training Department, shakes hands with Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling, the Army's deputy commander for initial military training. Looking on are Col. Howard...

  • Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling, the Army's deputy commander for initial military training, talks with Spc. Samir Maldonado, an MLRS trainee.

    CLASSROOM VISIT

    Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling, the Army's deputy commander for initial military training, talks with Spc. Samir Maldonado, an MLRS trainee.

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Next year\'s move of the Ordnance Munitions and Electronics Maintenance School to Fort Lee, Va., is on track, according to the Army's deputy commander for initial military training.
"I think these guys down here as well as the Sustainment Center have that well under control," Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling said while visiting OMEMS on Feb. 17.
He said the move's benefits include more fiscal efficiency from consolidating training and the shared understanding of the battlefield's sustainment element. "
It's just better effectiveness and better efficiency," Hertling said.
The Army is holding a conference Feb. 22-25 at Fort Jackson, S.C., to share ideas among the 26 posts that teach advanced individual training. The conference includes those who provide AIT, basic training, and the leadership development courses.
"We're trying to step up the level across the board of what we do and how we do it," Hertling said.
He serves as special assistant to the commanding general and the deputy commander for initial military training at the Training and Doctrine Command at Fort Monroe, Va.
"It's neat to come see the Soldiers doing what they do around here," said Hertling, who called them top-notch.
"This is my first time at Redstone," he said. "It's a beautiful place and there's no snow."

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